According to authorities on Long Island, Jelani Maraj, the brother of Nicki Minaj, was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl — first-degree rape charges to be exact. Maraj was arrested and later released on $100,000 bail.
Ugh. We can’t even with this.
While Nicki has yet to speak out on the gross revelation, she has publicly supported J.M. in the past. Not only did the singer pay $30k for her bro to wed his longtime girlfriend last August, but she also gushed about her sibling in past Instagram posts. The hit maker once said:
“I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union.”
Yikes. We imagine this is going to be a BIG blow for Minaj. At least the New York native has her younger brother for support.
If convicted, Jelani could serve up to 25 years in prison for each charge.
We’ll keep you updated as this case progresses.
[Image via Instagram.]